Originally Posted by domino92024
You know darn well what we are "discussing" here.
Maybe or maybe not. You probably know darned well what I am try to clarify.
From the beginning, I was using the term "tune" to explain what is entered on the TV's remote.
You are not "tuning", you are "selecting". I've tried to express this point.
On Cox San Diego cable systems (as with other Cox systems, such as Phoenix), the same number is entered on the TV remote to tune the ClearQAM signal as would be entered on the STB remote (if one were being used.) These are whole numbers in the 7xx range (soon to be the 1xxx range), not a xx.x or xx-x type number you insisted must be used. I have heard some complaints that a users TV (or HTPC) would not allow 4-digit channels.
Okay. That's all well and good. You or others may or may not have specific issues with COX and your clear QAM capable TV's in specific locations/areas. There are many cable providers across the country and typically
all unencrypted channels are limited to local channels and mapped to closely relate to the OTA channel number. I did not "insist" that xx.x xx-x is the way it works everywhere. If you calmly re-read my previous posts, I was attempting to clarify the difference of terms channel tuning, assignments, selection, real/virtual. And... compatibility/capability of the cableco and the TV's tuner.
Does your TV (make/model) allow you to enter 4-digit channel numbers?
It may... but I don't subscribe to Cox cable. And if I did, I'd probably use a cable box (STB) as I would subscribe to more than "limited basic".
I am more concerned about what happens on this cable system.
Fair enough. Ask to have the mods edit the thread title to reflect "Cox Cable" or ask to have this thread cleaned and moved to the Cox Cable forum.
Your opening post, IMHO, is very general. To make the point:
With many cable companies going to 4-digit channel numbers (1xxx) for ClearQAM channels,
Many?? or... Cox predominantly?
I was wondering if any make/model HDTV sets are incapable of tuning 4-digit channels.
Probably the majority.